3 January 1981
Clifford Rose (Rorvik), Kenneth Cope (Packard), David Kincaid (Lane), Freddie Earlle (Aldo), Harry Waters (Royce), David Weston (Biroc), Vincent Pickering (Sagan), Robert Vowles (Gundan), Jeremy Gittins (Lazlo).
|Written by||Steve Gallagher|
|Directed by||Paul Joyce*|
|Produced by||John Nathan Turner|
A strange creature forces its way into the TARDIS while the Doctor is searching for a way out of E-Space. It steers them to a white void occupied only by the ruins of an old building and a sinister spaceship. The void is actually a gateway to the past and future, a cosmic mirror guarded by axe-wielding robots.
And the creature that brought them here is Biroc, a Tharil, a race doomed to be hunted and enslaved. Biroc seeks freedom for his people, while the captain of the spaceship seeks escape from the alternative universe — and will kill every Tharil he holds to break free. The gateway offers the only exit, but the void is contracting.
Are the Doctor and his friends fated to spend eternity in E-Space?
- This is the final part in the E-Space Trilogy, which began in Full Circle and continued in State of Decay.
- The Seventh Doctor takes Romana back to Gallifrey from E-Space in Blood Harvest.
- Romana leaves the Doctor, but does not wish to return to the Time Lords or Gallifrey. She takes with her K9, whose memory wafers have been replaced and reworked to function past the mirrors.
- After returning to Gallifrey, Romana meets the Sixth Doctor in The Apocalypse Element, the Seventh Doctor in Happy Endings and Lungbarrow, sends a telepathic message to the Fifth Doctor in Goth Opera, and meets the Eighth Doctor in Neverland and possibly the forthcoming Zagreus.
- After her encounter with the Eighth Doctor, Romana regenerates into a less likable persona and becomes fixated with capturing the Type 102 TARDIS — the Doctor’s friend Compassion — which leads to her meetings with the Eighth Doctor in The Shadows of Avalon and The Ancestor Cell.
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